Photo credit: Scott Nicols

The mission of the Community Asylum Seekers Project is to cultivate a supportive community for those seeking asylum in the U.S., while offering basic needs and accompanying them on their journey towards building a life in this country.

What CASP does:

How YOU can help:

  • Finds local host homes for individuals and families seeking asylum.
  • Offers food, shelter, and other daily needs as they resettle in our community.
  • Assists them in navigating the asylum claim process.
  • Helps them achieve eventual independence as they proceed through the asylum process.
  • Contribute money.
  • Provide or locate additional host homes.
  • Assist with CASP events.
  • Serve on a committee.
  • Volunteer time to help our families and individuals feel welcome.
  • Donate needed materials and supplies.

New federal regulations about asylum seekers, along with COVID-19 constraints on fundraising, have created a two-fold financial challenge for CASP:

  • the need for extended support of our asylum-seeking guests, who must now wait double the time – a full year – to become eligible for a work permit
  • the suspension of in-person fundraising events

You can help us meet this challenge by visiting our donations page – and opting for monthly support!

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are providing our volunteers, staff, and guests with state and local guidelines, in Spanish and English, about in-person contact – realizing that everyone will need to take the personal precautions that protect their healthcare needs.

Top photo: Scott Nicols